Just a quick note to let you know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers in these important days. In just a short while you will share in the joy and wonder of proclaiming again the birth of the Savior. "I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." Luke 2:10. Nothing we can ever do will compare with the significance of communicating the new life that is possible for now and for all eternity in Jesus Christ.
As you gather this weekend, there will be more than a few who desperately need to know and experience that new life. I will be praying for you, that the Holy Spirit will translate your words into the hearts of every hearer. May the message of Christ find a home in every heart, and transform lives that are seeking peace and meaning.
You are truly the torch-bearers of this wondrous message. I am so thankful for you, for your labor for the Lord, and for your unfailing support and engagement in our shared mission in the Brethren Church. Together God is using us to change this weary world. Remember the awesome nature of your work, take hold of the power and authority that is yours in Christ, and experience the joy of serving Him in this way.
Have a wonderful celebration of Christ's birth!